NRW Holdings has secured a $65 million civil works contract at Rio Tinto’s Koodaideri mine, located in the Pilbara.
The works will run for 11 months from April, and will require 175 employees at its peak.
The Belmont-based company said the contract would include drainage and bulk earthworks.
Last November, Rio approved a $US2.6 billion ($3.5 billion) investment in Koodaideri, located 35 kilometres from Rio’s Yandicoogina mine in the East Pilbara.
Rio awarded a $45 million contract to Pindan to construct a village camp at the site the following month.
Also in December, NRW announced it was the preferred contractor for approximately $57 million of earthworks, roadworks and drainage works at the Fortescue Metal Group's Eliwana rail project.
NRW shares were up 4.17 per cent to trade at 1.82 each at 3.30pm AEDT.